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Chelsea eye defensive duo, Spurs track Germany ace, PLUS world record Mbappe bid

first_imgHere are the top football headlines and transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Paris Saint-Germain are determined to beat Arsenal and Real Madrid to the signing of Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe by launching a world-record £119million bid for the 18-year-old striker, who scored 26 goals for the French champions last season. (Daily Mirror)Antonio Conte has urged the Chelsea board to secure either Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci or Virgil van Dijk of Southampton as he looks to bolster the Blues’ back line. (The Guardian)Conte won three Serie A titles while managing Bonucci at Juve but, but it is claimed his £50m valuation will prove a stumbling block, while a move for Van Dijk, who at one point seemed close to signing for Liverpool, would represent a signing more in keeping with Chelsea’s transfer strategy. (The Guardian)Robert Lewandowski is set to remain at Bayern Munich this summer despite talks with Chelsea and Manchester United. The Poland international is keen on a move to Real Madrid, but the Spanish club were not one of the interested clubs. (@GuillemBalague on Twitter)Tottenham are now ready to approach Schalke for Germany Under-21 winger Max Meyer after he was made available for a half-price fee of £17.5m. (The Sun)When Mauricio Pochettino enquired about Meyer last summer he was quoted £39m but the 21-year-old is refusing to sign a new contract with the Bundesliga club and will be allowed to depart. (The Sun)Liverpool have put a £15million price tag on left-back Alberto Moreno, despite barely featuring for Jurgen Klopp’s side last season. (Daily Telegraph)An £11m bid from Napoli was dismissed this week and both Inter and AC Milan are keen to snap up a player who cost Liverpool £12m three years ago. (Daily Telegraph)Relegated Middlesbrough are believed to be holding out for more than £20m for England defender Ben Gibson, amid reports Stoke City are willing to pay around £12m for the 24-year-old centre-back. (Daily Mirror)Chelsea are set to table a new bid for Juventus for Alex Sandro. Juve revealed on Thursday they had received a ‘substantial offer’ for the Brazilian full-back from an unnamed club. (@FabrizioRomano on Twitter)Tottenham have contacted Fiorentina regarding a move for midfielder Matias Vecino. FULL STORY HERELeeds United’s wantaway left-back Charlie Taylor is likely on his way to Burnley, although West Brom are reportedly trying to scupper the Clarets’ move for the wantaway Leeds left-back. (Burnley Express)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Peter Schmeichel admits it would be a ‘dream’ to see his son Kasper play for Manchester UnitedRay Wilkins insists Chelsea will be wasting their money by splashing out £35million on Tiemoue BakayokoRay Wilkins believes John Terry would be a huge success if he was to complete a move to Championship outfit Aston Villa this summerStoke have ‘no plans to sell’ Xherdan Shaqiri this summer, insists chairman Peter CoatesManchester United transfer news: Red Devils ‘considering number of offers’ for out-of-favour starlet Adnan JanuzajTransfer news: Blaise Matuidi considering offers to leave Paris Saint-German amid interest from Chelsea and Manchester UnitedThe agent of Arsenal and West Ham target Carlos Bacca has hinted his client may consider a move to Marseille Arsenal and Tottenham target Jean Michael Seri will NOT be leaving Nice this summer, insists club presidentInter Milan have joined the race for Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesnylast_img

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